Friday, April 28, 2023

Ice Hockey at the Winter Olympics

 Based in St. Louis, Missouri, James Giacin is the managing director of a finance and asset management solutions firm. Before his time in St. Louis, he served in a similar position with a firm in New York City. Before his work in finance, James Giacin spent ten years as a professional hockey coach and a player on the 1988 and 1989 US Men’s National Hockey Team.

Ice hockey is a staple of the Winter Olympics program and has been featured at every winter event, debuting during the Antwerp Games in 1920. In 1998 the program expanded to include a women’s tournament.

On the men’s side, the sport has been dominated by Canada, Russia, and the United States. Both Canada and Russia have won nine golds, accounting for 18 of the 25 tournaments staged through Beijing 2022. The United States, meanwhile, has won a pair of golds and 11 medals overall, trailing only Canada and Russia’s 16 and 14, respectively.

The women’s medal table looks similar, albeit nearly eight decades younger. Canada has won five gold medals and two silvers in seven appearances, while the United States has won two gold, four silver, and one bronze.

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